Advocacy

Artist Talk

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

2021

City University of New York’s From the Voice Of: Equity and Action series Artist Talk on "Agency and Community in Music" hosted by Alexandra Smither. 

Artist Talk

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

2021

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music for Opera Workshop Artist Interview and discussion on artistic well-being and career planning. 

Masterclass

MARYLAND OPERA

2021

Masterclass with Maryland Opera's Summer Opera Camp Students on Italian aria and art song repertoire.

Talk Series

OPERASCOPIC

2020

Lyons launched Operascopic with an Instagram Live series and podcast, highlighting Black opera singers and raising over $1500 for the Bail Out Project and The Equal Justice Initiative.

Fundraiser

RAVINIA STEANS MUSIC INSTITITUTE

2020

Ravinia Steans Music Institute's Mélodies for Change fundraiser Featured Artist, raising over $3600 for the Equal Justice Initiative and Facing History and Ourselves.

Artist Panelist

BLACK WOMEN IN OPERA FEST

2020

Black Women in Opera’s Inaugural Black Women in Opera Fest Featured Artist on the "Career Planning" panel. 

Artist Talk

CITY LYRIC OPERA

2020

City Lyric Opera's Retrospective series Artist Talk on Donizetti's  L’Elisir d’amore.

Town Hall

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

2020

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music's Town Hall Artist Alumni discussion with the co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for a impactful discourse on recent events in the nation and how to move forward. 

Artist Talk

JOHNS HOPKKINS UNIVERSITY

2020

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute Artist Talk with Denyce Graves on music preparation and character development.

Artist Talk

SINGVENTURE CHATS

2020

Singventure Chats Artist Talk on "Leading and Creating your Legacy in Classical Music" hosted by Claire Galloway.

Fundraiser

PFTV LA

2020

Program for Torture Victims LA 40th Anniversary Gala Featured Artist, where supporters raised over $40,000 for human rights activists, war survivors, ethnic and religious minorities, LGBT survivors and displaced immigrants.

Instagram Takeover

360 OF OPERA

2019

360 of Opera Featured Artist Instagram Takeover for the opening night of Bellini's La Straniera at Lincoln Center. 

Morning Show

NORMA

2019

Fox 2 St. Louis Morning Show Featured Artist discussing Vincenzo Bellini, the iconic role of Norma, and singing "Casta diva" live on air Fox 2 St. Louis Morning Show in advance of a critically-acclaimed debut in the role.